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New Fly Fishing Regulations Implemented

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources made the announcement on Friday, January 6 2017 advising the public that the new regulations governing fly fishing will come into effect on Monday, January 9, 2017. The announcement noted that “all persons above the age of twelve who wish to engage in …

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Captain Celebrates 1,000 Voyages on the Duke of Topsail

December 19 & 20, 2016 marked 1,000 voyages for Captain Michael Bethel and the ‘Duke of Topsail.’ Bethel journeyed to West Palm Beach on December 19 and returned from Florida the following day to Marsh Harbour.

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Cherokee Aviation Invests Through Training the Future

In today’s aviation world, Fixed Based Operators (FBO’s) face increasing challenges at every turn. One of the most significant challenges has been to ensure that the ground support personnel, mechanics, and pilots are trained and certified to meet the FAA’s mandates for compliance.

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Entrepreneur Report: Dec 15, 2016

Lee’s Corner Store & Deli Located in Murphy Town, Lee’s Corner Store & Deli is owned by three sisters – Raquel, Michelle and Keishchelle Thurston. The small, convenience store officially opened on Aug. 20 and services the neighborhood. Lee’s Corner Store offers grocery items, meat selections, snacks, a variety of …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Local Grower

Om Grown business on Elbow Cay celebrated healthy living and five years of commercially growing microgreens and sprouts with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on December 1, 2016.

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Enactus Startup 242 Social Enterprise Competitions Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

The first in a series of’ Enactus Startup 242’ Social Enterprise competitions held in partnership with St. Mary’s University took place at Agape Christian School on Dec. 8. Two additional competitions were scheduled for Forest Heights Academy (FHA) and Abaco Central High School (ACH).

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BTVI Grants Scholarships

The newly opened vocational school awarded seven scholarships to persons taking up sewing classes at Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute (BTVI) on October 28. North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, was on hand for the brief ceremony as he noted that one of his main desires was to see BTVI …

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New Business: Finders Keepers Used Goods

Mr. and Mrs. Reynald Joseph opened their used goods store in Marsh Harbour on June 11. Located opposite Memorial Plaza, the shop offers an assortment of merchandise that was bought outright by the owners or left on consignment.

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Council Shares Concerns Over New Vacation Home Regulation

During their regular monthly meeting on September 29 the Hope Town District Council approved over $14 million in plans while expressing concerns that new regulations by the Hotel Licensing Authority could dampen prospects for Real Property Tax collection on the cays.

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International Arrivals Grow for Third Straight Year

Abaco’s tourism sector is showing growth and resilience with 47,000 stopover visitors year-to-date and airlift capacity for international arrivals increasing for the third straight year according to deputy director-general of tourism Ellison Thompson.

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